A customer was asking for one of the Would You Rather books. One of the staff wanted to recommend a different book but we didn't have it in the store. Barguments presents all sorts of (vitally important) arguments that often happen in bars, such as, who would win in a fight, a pirate or a ninja? I think we need to have that book in the store.
There are lots and lots of craft books. Lately there have been some craft books that perhaps might be appealing to the younger set. Zombie Felties, Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas', Robots, are a few...
A mom was browsing the craft books, which are close to the cash register. Her two kids, a boy and a girl, about ages 4 and 5 were playing fairly quietly around her. After about 45 minutes, she came to the register with her purchases. I hadn't noticed before, but the little boy had ape gloves on. The fingers and palms were a thinnish brown cloth. The rest of the gloves, all the way up to the elbows, were thick, shaggy, brown 'fur'. Ape gloves. I love it.
And an update. Remember the woman who wanted to know the rules about genies? She'd ordered the book, The Encyclopedia of Spirits, which had come in and we'd been holding for her. She never came in to get it. Maybe she found the genie rules somewhere else.
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